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Delayed Shuck Split for Stuart Pecan Varieties

The dry summer and fall has led to delays in the shuck split for Stuart pecan varieties, according to Lenny Wells, the UGA pecan specialist, as quoted in a recent edition of Specialty Crop Newsletter. The average date of 50% open is October 20, so they have been delayed somewhat this year. Wells encourages producers to keep watering their orchards to help the trees open up their shucks so the nuts can be harvested. Every nut will be valuable this year since prices are not high.

Source: USDA via Commons Wikimedia